Find initiatives and collaborations working on public safety issues and learn about effective strategies for action.
Serves adult and juvenile ex-offenders through a variety of residential and day services to prevent re-entry.
Blueprint for Action
A holistic, multi-faceted response to reduce and prevent youth violence in Minneapolis.
Ignition Interlock pilot program
Under this voluntary program, an ignition interlock device is installed in cars of repeat drunk drivers. They must blow into a mouthpiece and it must give a sober reading for the cars to start.
Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI)
A national juvenile detention and systems change model that results in reduced racial disparities and reduced daily populations in secure detention without increases in either re-arrest or failure to appear rates.
Minnesota HEALS (hope, education, law, and safety)
Focuses on gun violence prevention.
Partners for Violence Prevention
Al link for families, health care, and community organizations to develop and nurture a culture of peace in St. Paul and surrounding communities.
These websites identify proven strategies to address this topic area. Keep in mind that each source differs in their definition of what is "evidence-based" or "proven."
Blueprints for Violence Prevention - Reviews of effective violence and drug abuse programs. From the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado Boulder.
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare - Provides child welfare professionals with access to research evidence for child welfare related programs being used in California.
The Campbell Collaboration Library of Systematic Reviews - Systematic reviews on the effects of social interventions on education, crime and justice, and social welfare.
CrimeSolutions.gov - A what works database of criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victims services programs from the Office Of Justice Programs.
FindYouthInfo - Evidence-based programs that prevent and/or reduce delinquency or other problem behaviors in young people.
Lifecourse Interventions to Nurture Kids Successfully (LINKS) - A reference for effective child and youth programs. It organizes the programs by outcome, age, and developmental stage. Information on the programs includes a program description, evaluation information, and sources of additional information.
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) - Searchable registry of interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Model Programs Guide - A database of scientifically-proven programs that address the entire continuum of youth services from prevention through sanctions to reentry, including substance abuse, mental health, and education programs.
Promising Practices Network - Features summaries of programs and practices that are proven to improve outcomes for children.
Social Programs that Work - Includes information about social program interventions across an array of topics, including early childhood through postsecondary education, housing, employment, crime, and health and mental health. Sponsored by the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy.